Man City vs Real Madrid: Preview, team news, key facts, predicted lineup

Manchester City Colwill

The La Liga leaders meet the Premier League leaders as Manchester City host Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium in the semi-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday.

Manchester City come into the game after a 5-1 thumping win over Watford in the Premier League. While last time around in the Champions League, Manchester City saw off Atletico Madrid 1-0 on aggregate.

Manchester City Champions League form: W L W D W D

While the La Liga leaders come into the game after a fantastic 3-1 win over Osasuna in the league. Last time around in the Champions League, Real Madrid came out victorious in one of the most exciting ties of the season against the reigning champions Chelsea.

Real Madrid Champions League form: W W L W W L

Key facts

  • This will be the seventh meeting between Real Madrid and Man City in the Champions League.
  • Real Madrid have not won their last three away Champions League meetings against Man City.
  • Pep Guardiola has knocked out Real Madrid twice out of the competition in his career.
  • The La Liga leaders have won just one of their last six away Champions League games in England.

Team news

Joao Cancelo is set to miss the first leg of the Champions League due to suspension. Kyle Walker has missed the last few games due to an ankle injury but the right-back looks set to return to the starting lineup replacing Cancelo. The likes of Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez would also be expecting to return to the starting lineup after missing out on the 5-1 win over Watford.

For Real Madrid, Eder Militao is set to return to the team after missing the Chelsea clash due to suspension. While David Alaba was taken off injured against Osasuna last time around and he remains a minor doubt ahead of the clash. Luka Modric is set to return to the starting lineup. Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Mariano Diaz are all ruled out due to injury.

Predicted lineup

Manchester City predicted lineup:

Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko; Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling

Real Madrid predicted lineup:

Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Marcelo; Kroos, Camavinga, Modric; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Junior

Man City vs Real Madrid: Prediction

There is no doubt that Benzema and Vinicius can grab a goal out of nothing for Real Madrid. While Manchester City will be hoping to control possession and proceedings. But there should be goals in the tie for both teams.

Prediction: Man City 1:1 Real Madrid

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